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When Mitt Romney Wanted An "Energy Revolution"

Republican Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has shifted right along with the Republican Party on the question of global warming. The former Massachusetts Governor's energy plan mostly focuses on increasing domestic oil production and streamlining regulation. But during the 2008 Presidential cycle Romney often talked about fighting climate change and launching an "energy revolution" through developing renewable resources like wind, solar, clean coal, biodiesel, algae, biofuel, and ethanol to combat America's reliance on foreign oil. Here are eight examples.

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1. "We need an energy revolution."

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2. "It does appear to me the world is warming and we are contributing to that."

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3. "I support it (Cap and Trade) on a global basis."

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4. "We don't call it America warming, we call it Global Warming."

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5. "We can be more energy efficient in our cars, in our homes, in our workplaces."

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6. On renewable energy at a 2007 town hall.

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7. "No question about one thing it's getting warmer. And there are a lot of good reasons for us to use less energy, to use it more efficiently."

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8. "I believe we are seeing Global Warming. The scientist suggest we are and I believe that human activity contributes to it."

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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